Tilda Swinton fronts Chanel’s latest campaign

The British actress stars in the ads for Chanel's Métiers d'Art Paris-Edimbourg collection

Tilda Swinton has been chosen to be the face of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection, which was presented on the catwalk in the Scottish capital in December.

The 52-year-old actress, who was picked by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld to be his latest ‘heroine’, will front the ads for the pre-autumn/winter 2013 line, which have also been shot by the multi-tasking designer.

The French fashion house has released a behind-the-scenes image of the shoot, which shows the Oscar-winning star perched on a wooden bench wearing a regal white gown from the collection as Lagerfeld snaps away on his camera.

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Although born and raised in England, Swinton does have Scottish roots and hails from an ancient Anglo-Scots family that can trace its lineage back to the Middle Ages. Her paternal great-grandfather was Scottish politician George Swinton, and her maternal great-great-grandfather was Scottish botanist John Hutton Balfour. The star also now resides in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands.

Lagerfeld said: ‘Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Edimbourg collection. She is of course Scottish, but more than that she is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance.’

Chanel showed its Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg collection in December 2012 at the historic Linlithgow Palace near Edinburgh. The Tilda Swinton campaign imagery is expected to be released in full in May.

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